Anonymous asked: i love your art so much. I've been having trouble lately with lines, and ive seen that many people have a similar style that i am particularly fond of. However, i have a hard time painting and drawing in that style. could you give me a quick explanation of the process you use to draw and helpful tips?
wow thank you!! sorry i didn’t get to this sooner
mmm i have a yt channel where i record my process which might help you! it’s hard to describe how i do things using words but in general when it comes to colouring i just throw a bunch of colours onto the canvas and change them and use colour adjustments until i get it the way i want it. after that it’s a matter of refining, which takes up most of the time. it’s difficult what exactly that is other than going back over everything, putting in the smaller details, tightening things up and fixing little bits here and there.
when it comes to lines though, i think the key behind nice lines comes mostly from confidence. dynamic lines are often made in one confident swoop, rather than drawn very slowly or gone over a bunch of times. i’ll go back over lines to thicken them but i try not to do it excessively. being able to do that is hard, i still have trouble doing it if i don’t warm up before drawing, and it’s impossible to do when i’m anxious or the weather is cold since my hand will just shake! practice sketching in pen to build up that confidence, learn not to be afraid of making mistakes. i think some of the greatest line artists are able to make their pictures look great even WITH errors, since their confidence makes up for it
if there’s something more in specific you want to know, you can ask since i know my descriptions are really vague!! hope it helps a little